Traditional Usui Reiki - Usui Shiki Ryoh

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a safe, natural, holistic therapy which brings about healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.  Reiki is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows which flows through every living thing, also flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.

Reiki is a Japanese word which means “Universal Life Force Energy” or a mysterious, ethereal and sacred energy of heaven and earth, that is, of the universe that sustains all life. Reiki Ryoho (pronounced Ray-key Ree-oh-hoh), means Reiki therapy or Reiki Healing Art. 

The name Reiki derives from two Japanese characters rei’ (meaning ‘unseen’ or ‘spiritual’) and ki meaning ‘energy’ or ‘life force’, similar to the Chi or Qi referred to in China, the Prana of India, or the Mana of Hawaii and other names around the world. In English, the meaning of Reiki is often given as ‘Universal life force energy’ or “Spiritually guided life force energy”.

If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been promoted as being effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

This energy,  has been used for centuries for healing, and bringing the body, mind & soul back into balance. The energy was also used and experimented with, by such doctors, scientists & scholars as Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Paracelsus, Mesmer, Reichenbach,  Quimby and Edgar Cayce, to name but a few, but was known under several different names such as Orgone.

Even our Aboriginal Traditional Healers, known as the Ngangkari, use a form of energy medicine, in fact Carol did some Reiki on a couple of these amazing healers when they came to Dubbo in 2019 to work with other indigenous people.

Carol Macrae performing Reiki

The Benefits of Reiki

Reiki is a safe, gentle, non-intrusive touch therapy, which restores the natural energy balance of the body, promoting harmony in all areas of one’s life and bringing wholeness to the recipient and giver.

Here are some of the benefits of Reiki:

Treats symptoms & causes of illnesses & heals holistically.

Strengthens life force energy & immune system.

Relieves pain and stress.

Provides deep relaxation, evoking a sense of peace and well being.

Clears away energy blockages in the body, to increase the rate that it heals and returns to wellness.

May bring clarity and insights helping to improve one’s outlook on life.

Strengthens creativity, awareness and intuition, and promotes creativity.

Helps meditative states.

Compliments the healing properties of traditional medicine, naturopathy, massage, shiatsu, bowen, meditation and other healing modalities. 

We do not encourage anyone to discontinue any form of modern medicine or treatments, we offer our practice of complementary therapies as a way of working with your existing program to enhance your healing process.

Is NOT a religion and holds no creeds or doctrines.

Anyone can do Reiki!

Reiki workshops with Carol Macrae

Carol first learned Reiki in 1998, while searching for a way to heal her damaged knees after doctors told her there was a 20% chance they could be healed, and that she could never exercise or go for walks again. A year later she went on to become a Reiki and Seichim Master and Teacher, and now has over 800 students who have trained to learn Reiki from her.

Since then Carol has helped thousands of clients on their healing journey, and even used Reiki, self-hypnosis, meditation, diet and vitamins to work eliminate her own bone cancer. Read about her  Reiki Journey thus far.

How Does Reiki Work?

Healing is aimed at a full and complete resolution of the causes of the dis-ease. Healing is returning to a state of alignment with your Higher Self or true way of being. Reiki also works well with conventional medical treatments.

Reiki is based on the premise that universal energy flows through all living things. When we have emotional issues going on in our lives it can cause a block in the flow of our energy field or aura. If we are unable to deal with these issues, the block may move through the layers to manifest as illness or injury. When blockages occur this energy cannot flow freely through the body resulting in a range of disorders – emotional, physical and spiritual. 

Using the traditional Usui method, Reiki life energy is channeled through the hands of the practitioner to the client whilst you are fully clothed. When the paractitioner does Reiki on himself/herself or others, the energy blockage is cleared, allowing the mind-body-soul system to return back into homeostasis, which then speeds up the  healing process and return back to health and balance once more. The Reiki practitioner is simply the channel or hollow reed, through which the energy flows. It is drawn by the client/patient to use for their highest good, whether that is for physical, mental, emotional or spiritual purposes, or a combination of any of these levels. There are many applications for this form of natural therapy.

You may experience the transfer of the Reiki energy as a warm tingling sensation, tingling, coolness or other sensations. Distant healing can also be done by a Level 2 Reiki practitioner or higher, who is trained to do so, to send Reiki Healing to others who are not physically present. This is similar to Prayer Power and can be accurately shown to work, which has been validated by scientific testing.

Reiki Workshops

Carol runs Reiki and Seichim workshops in Dubbo, NSW, Australia on a regular basis throughout the year. People from all walks of life have used Reiki to help heal themselves, their family, friends and clients. Check our Workshop Page for more details or book from the link below.

The History of Usui Reiki

Mikao Usui, founder of Usui Reiki Ryoho

In 1922 Mikao Usui discovered Reiki after meditating on Mt Kurama for 21 days, when he experienced his satori or enlightenment. After this experience, he attuned thousands of people into his Reiki system, then attuned 13.Masters who shared Reiki with the world. Read more in depth information about the History of Reiki here.

The Reiki Precepts

These are the Reiki Ideals which were developed by Sensei Mikao Usui, inspired by the Meji Emporor of the time, to act as principles to live by. Students were encouraged to kneel to meditate with hands in Gassho (Prayer Position) twice a day, and recite these words.

Just for Today, I let go of Anger
Just for Today, I let go of Worry
Just for Today, I count my many Blessings
Just for Today, I do my work Honestly
Just for Today, I will be kind to my Neighbour and Every Living Thing

(Note: every living thing includes YOU. Be kind to YOU!)

The Original Reiki Ideals

The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases

Just for today, do not be angry
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work and be kind to people
Every morning and evening join your hands in prayer,
Pray these words to your heart,

And chant these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki treatment for the improvement of body and mind

The founder … Usui Mikao

The Reiki Precepts and the Six Paramitas

When Japanese Buddhist teachers (for example Shugendo, Shingon, and Tendai priests) have been shown the Reiki Precepts, they point out that the precepts are linked to the six paramitas. Takeda Ajarai, an esteemed Shingon priest, feels that Mikao Usui created the Reiki precepts to allow his students to have a direct experience of the six paramitas without actually pointing the six paramitas out to them. This might have been done because in Mikao Usui’s time the Meji Emperor decided to separate Shinto and Buddhism in Japan. State Shinto was introduced and was promoted in the name of national unity and patriotic duty. Therefore, Mikao Usui might have created a simple form of the six paramitas which was more accessible to people who had to practice State Shinto.

The Reiki precepts are listed here in Japanese:

Kyo dake wa
Shinpai suna
Kansha shite
Gyo o hage me
Hito ni shin-setsu ni

This can be translated in different ways depending not only on how the kanji is read, but also on the spiritual state of mind of the translator. I personally like this translation of the precepts:

For today only
Do not anger
Do not worry
Be grateful
Practice diligently
Show compassion to yourself and others

The six paramitas are listed here:

Let’s have a look and see how the Reiki precepts and the six paramitas intertwine with each other. 


Generosity means giving and sharing. In Japanese Buddhism, there are different elements of giving. One is the gift of material things, but a much more generous gift is the gift of no more fear. The gift of no more fear is that as people we do not become angry, so we do not instill fear in others. Fear is also interlinked with worry; when we do not worry, we become calmer and therefore can radiate that calmness out to others. One of the most generous gifts we can give to others is to share the teachings on how to embody the Reiki precepts in their daily lives. If everyone embodied the precepts, the world would be a better place for all of us, people and animals alike. Real giving also needs to come from an egoless state of mind, giving without strings attached. This in essence means that we have a state of mind in which there is no giver, no gift, and no receiver. This can only start to happen when we let go of the ego, the “I”. Mikao Usui pointed this out in the precepts as well, because when we let go of the “I”, then there is no “I” who gets angry or worried. There is no “I” who gets in the way of being grateful and compassionate. And there is no “I” who gets in the way of not practicing diligently.


Morality means that we have to look at our moral conduct: moral conduct is the embodiment of the precepts. There are three elements of morality. The first is refraining from negative actions, like anger and worry. We often think worry is for ourselves, but it also is about not instilling worry in someone else. The second element is about accumulating positive actions, which links to being grateful. We have to be grateful for all things in life, for it is only through being grateful for both “good” and “bad” that we start to be positive in life. And the third aspect of morality is helping others, which is of course linked in with showing compassion to others. The deepest form of compassion we can show to others is in helping them to rediscover their True Self, their essence, because it is only in that state of rediscovery that they can start to really heal themselves.


The paramita of patience is about acceptance. This not only is linked to being grateful but also to anger. When we are patient with someone we will get less angry with them, and also will be less angry within ourselves. Patience therefore is the real antidote to anger.


Persistence is linked to practicing diligently. Without practicing diligently the meditation practices Mikao Usui placed in his teachings, we will not start to embody the precepts in our heart; they will be merely empty words that we repeat. Therefore the deeper aspect of persistence is the willingness to embody the precepts in our life so that we can help others. Persistence is therefore also interlinked with compassion. The deepest level of compassion we can show to ourselves is the willingness to rediscover our True Self, our essence, because it is only at this stage that we can help others to find their True Self. If we don’t know how to find it ourselves, how can we help others to do so?


Wisdom is about the complete embodiment of the precepts.

This wisdom is the foundation for no more anger and no more worry.

This wisdom is the base on which we can rest our gratitude for whatever happens to us.

This wisdom gives us strength and energy to practice diligently.

This wisdom shows us a clear path to being compassionate to ourselves and others. 

As you can see, the Reiki precepts are in fact no different than the six paramitas. If we embody the five Reiki precepts we also are embodying the six paramitas; the two are one and the same.

Komyo ReikiDo (pronounced Koh-m-yoh Ray-key Do) was developed by Japanese Buddhist Monk, Japanese Usui Reiki Master and renown international teacher, Hyakuten Inamoto. Komyo ReikiDo is a keep-it-simple Reiki system & practice, based on the Japanese aesthetic of Less is More. The practice motto is: Place your hands, Surrender & Smile. Simple to learn & profound in the effect on mind, body & inner being. Hyakuten is a gentle souls who teaches the Japanese style on a beautiful yet profound way. This style comprises of 4 Levels, with the 3rd and 4th being the Master and Teacher’s Levels.


Light or illumination


Sacred Energy of the Universe


Spiritual Path or Way

In 2017 Carol attended a Komyo ReikiDo Workshop with Japanese Reiki Master Hyakuten Inamoto and was trained in Level 1, 2, 3 and Master/Teacher. She is now certified to teach this style of Reiki too. Although this style of Reiki still uses the same Lif-Force Energy as Usui Reiki, there is a more Japanese flavour to the workshops. Carol may be teaching Komyo ReikiDo Workshops in 2023 to Reiki Level 2 and Master students.

To learn more follow the link below.

Sekhem/All Love/Seichim

What is Sekhem/All Love?

Sekhem/All Love/Seichim is an Egyptian form of hands-on-healing that was re-discovered by Patrick Ziegler in 1980 while spending a night in the King’s sarcophagus in the pyramid of Giza. Seichim is a gentle form of healing which works more on the mental/emotional level.

There are a variety of names used to describe this energy, and each system has a different means of accessing the energy. It is known as Seichim, Sekhem, Seichem, and SKHM. There are other variants such as Isis Seichim, and Archangelic Seichim.

Seichim is “Living Light Energy”, as well as an ancient Egyptian system of healing wisdom. It is thought that Seichim first appeared in Egypt over 5,000 years ago, re-appeared in Southern India, and also in Tibet. Seichem is also another word representing Seichim.

SKHM is generally accepted as the more correct phonetic Egyptian pronunciation of the Seichim energy. Patrick himself talks about using the Seichim energy, but later changed his system to SKHM, because it appears to be more of an Egyptian way to write the word, using no vowels. He currently teaches a workshop called “All Love”, which I have attended and also hosted in Dubbo, where I run my business. This workshop uses the energy for deep transformational work, and can be done either in groups or with the individual.

Whether it is referred to as Seichim, Seichem, Sekhem, SKHM or All Love, all are manifestations of “Living Light Energy”. Some believe that SKHM is an Ancient system of healing wisdom from the Temples of Egypt.

Where Reiki is often referred to as the “Great Beaming Light”, Seichim is often referred to as the “Rainbow” because of it’s gentler, and more feminine effect.

ALL-LOVE - Where There is Love, Everything is Possible

Patrick Zeigler has evolved the Seichim System into what he currently teaches as ALL LOVE, an Spiritual type of Emotional Release Technique, using meditation, sound, and the same Seichim (SKHM) energy in his classes. 

Just like Reiki, All Love connects with Source, to establish a healing in the Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual bodies. The Energy is used to heal and to stimulate the personal development to reach ones true purpose. The aspect of unconditional love is very present and can not be compared with any other energy.

All Love is more of a “group oriented” energy and one of the great aspects is, that it seems to support your development and takes you to new insights and usage of this energy. This is probably the reason why the system is adapted and changed along the way by the people who used the energy. SEICHIM was the original name given to the system and SEICHIM has gone through a few developments along the way since the rediscovery of the energy by Patrick Zeigler in 1980. Now there is; Isis Seichim, Seichem, Seichim, Sekhem, SKHM and All Love.

Carol was first initiated into Seichim in 1999 when participating in her Reiki and Seichim Master’s Training, then went on to train with Patrick himself in 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2014 when he also cane to Dubbo several times to run workshops. 
Carol now also conducts these workshops along with her regular Reiki Classes, and sometimes includes them as part of the Reiki training for her students. 

Theta Healing

What is Theta Healing Therapy?

Theta healing is a process of meditation that was developed by spiritual teacher and healer Vianna Stibal in 1995 to teach people to develop their natural intuition by changing the brain wave cycle to the more relaxed theta waves for the intention of exploring how emotional energy is affecting a person’s health.

Theta healing identifies the causes of blockages to the natural functioning of the person, like belief systems, repressed emotions, fears, traumas, and genetic defects. These blockages impacts the flow of infinite spiritual energy by limiting it. The therapy allows the person to look for those blocks or obstacles, and connect to the highest source to release the subconscious core beliefs and blocks on all four levels – core, genetic, past life, and soul. 

Different Theta Healing Techniques

By working with a theta healing practitioner, it becomes possible to clarify, energise, and focus on your goals and desires, and change programs that you feel are holding you back from achieving all that you are able to. 

The theta healing technique is a powerful tool that can rapidly take both the practitioner and the client to the theta level of brainwave activity – this level is where a very deep state of relaxation is occurring. The name of Theta healing is taken from the theta brainwave, which vibrates at four to seven cycles per second. This is the state that an individual is in at night when first started dreaming, and also when in deep hypnosis or gaining a profound sense of oneness with nature. During this state, the person has an easy access to the contents of their subconscious and also becomes more connected to the life energy of the universe.

The following are the basic processes used in theta healing. Energetic testing is used to identify subconscious limiting beliefs, through muscle testing of the body. Then, meditation is performed to ground the energy. Thirdly, the practitioner or the client will enter into the conscious theta brainwave and travel energetically to the creative energy source in the universe. Next, a command to change is given to the client’s subconscious beliefs, knowledge, feelings, or health state, being careful to use the appropriate positive phrasing. And lastly, the transformation of the subconscious is starting to take place.

It should be remembered that the theta healing session has no side effects and does not cause healing crisis. Also, the feeling or symptoms should not get worse before they start getting better.

How Does Theta Healing Work?

Usually, Theta healing is administered in the form of individual sessions in which the certified practitioner sits directly opposite the client, and attends initially to the person by listening, using intuitive senses like probing questions and empathy. It is based on the theory the beliefs in the conscious and unconscious mind of the person can directly impact their emotional well-being, which in turn may also impact their physical health. A method of meditation is used by the practitioner to tune into a person’s energy with the goal to improve their health and general well-being by freeing the negative experiences that are blocking thought patterns or genetically inherited patterns in an attempt to create a positive emotional wellbeing. It is also used in conjunction with conventional medicine.

Theta Healing Benefits

Theta healing can be used to help and support the healing of various physical and emotional conditions such as:

Chronic, degenerative and DNA-related conditions

Emotional distress

Relationship patterns that keep on repeating themselves

Low self-esteem

Patterns of self-sabotage

In addition, it can be used to change the client’s negative core beliefs. It can be used to remove the negative attached energies and entities from people, houses, the land, and living spaces.

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What an amazing woman to help me navigate through Reiki. The workshop is a great day and I've learnt so many things in such a short time. Thank you Carol!
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